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Voters reject Trump’s pick in chaotic Wisconsin court race

A liberal challenger ousted a conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice endorsed by President Donald Trump, overcoming a successful push by Republicans to forge ahead with last week’s election even as numerous other states postponed theirs due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Obama endorses Biden, says former VP has ‘qualities we need’

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures.


Michelle Obama group backs expanding voting options for 2020

A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama announced support Monday for making it easier for people to register to vote and cast ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.


Clerks set to count votes in messy Wisconsin election

Municipal clerks across Wisconsin on Monday were set to start tallying votes from last week’s chaotic presidential primary, a count that was delayed for several days by the legal struggle over whether to postpone the election due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Bernie Sanders endorses former rival Joe Biden for president

Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy on Monday as he made a joint online appearance with the former vice president.


Image of former Washington Gov. Gary Locke in Trump ad prompts charges of racism

An unlikely Washington Democrat shows up in the latest campaign ad for President Donald Trump, prompting criticism of racism from supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden.


VP talk could intensify with Harris-DNC fundraising deal

California Sen. Kamala Harris has made an unusual fundraising move that is sure to fuel speculation about her prospects to be Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket.


Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up.


Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state’s presidential primary election


Wisconsin governor delays election, prompts court challenge

Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.


Federal judge signals he won’t postpone Wisconsin election

A federal judge is signaling he won’t postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin’s spring election to alleviate concerns about voters and poll workers contracting the coronavirus.


Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governor

President Donald Trump’s allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation’s most important swing states.


Presidential primary ballots painted Washington deep blue

Analysis of the presidential primary ballots shows Democrats ahead in totals, among men and women, and among young and senior voters.


Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if they don’t pull a Democratic anti-Trump commercial the campaign says is false


Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Biden calls for ‘meticulous oversight’ of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn’t all-encompassing.


Bloomberg to give $18M to DNC; state parties to get offices

Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever.


Joe Biden, nominee-in-waiting, with a long wait

Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting


Sanders suspends all campaign Facebook ads amid rumors he’s dropping out of Democratic race

Bernie Sanders suspended all of his Facebook campaign ads Wednesday on the heels of another stinging primary setback, sparking rumors that he’s about to drop out of the race.


Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus.


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